What’s New

Training Irene

New Website, New Staff!

We have a new website! We’ve worked with Relish New Brand on this refresh. If you spot any errors or oddities during your browse, send them to us at marketing@greatplains.mb.ca Speaking of new arrivals, our Managing Editor Catharina de Bakker has welcomed a new baby girl to her family. We will miss her during her […]

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high plains


Congratulations to Tyler Enfield on his High Plains Book Awards nomination for Madder Carmine! We have just signed Tyler’s newest adventure novel for middle-grade readers and can’t wait to announce details. Bravo as well to Natasha Deen, who just received a glowing review for Gatekeeper from CanLit For Little Canadians. We agree that she is […]

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forever julia


We are delighted to announce that Night Moves by Richard Van Camp has won the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize and Jodi Carmichael’s Forever Julia has won the McNally Robinson Book For Young People Award. Congratulations to Richard and Jodi and all of the nominees!

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Nominations have been announced for the Alberta Book Awards and the Manitoba Book Awards and it is exciting to see our authors on both lists. ALBERTA Richard Van Camp’s Night Moves is up for the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction, and “Born A Girl” is on the Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Story list. Joining […]

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This trailer for Gatekeeper has given all of us chills here at Great Plains!

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Lyse Champagne

Spring Launches

It’s still cold here in Winnipeg, but the sun is shining longer and we know that spring will be here before we know it! Mark your calendars for these exciting events: April 18th – The Light That Remains launches at the the Ottawa Writers Festival April 20th – The Shadow Over Portage And Main hits the […]

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Len Flett

Leonard Flett at the Niche

Leonard Flett’s memoir, From The Barren Lands, has held a steady place on the McNally Robinson Bestsellers list since it’s release this fall. You can meet Len on February 20th at the Neechi Niche. He’ll be signing copies of his book from noon until 2. Stop by to say hi and explore this wonderful building […]

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Best Books 2

An Award & A Star Review!

Congratulations to Jodi Carmichael and Richard Van Camp, whose books received some fantastic support this past week. The fall issue of Best Books For Kids & Teens has hit the newsstands and we are thrilled to see Forever Julia as an official selection! Another important magazine in the world of publishing, Quill & Quire, has […]

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wish you were here

Strong Start to Fall Season

The fall launch season is underway! Tyler released Madder Carmine in Edmonton and has found his way on to the Bestseller lists in his region, while garnering strong reviews for his crossover fiction title. Richard Van Camp also has great buzz behind Night Moves. Rabble.ca says that “For readers who are familiar with Van Camp’s earlier […]

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